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Santandreu Calonge, David; Mark, Kai-Pan; Chiu, P. H. Patrio; Thadani, Dimple R.; Pun, Cecilia F. K. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Microteaching techniques have been used for teacher training since the mid 1960s. Despite its usefulness, as affirmed by pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), there are numerous criticisms on the shortcomings of microteaching activities. Specifically, it (a) oversimplifies the classroom learning and…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Pretorius, Lynette; Bailey, Carolyn; Miles, Maureen – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Midwifery educators have to provide students with stimulating curricula that teach academic and vocational content, as well as transferable skills. The Research Skills Development (RSD) framework provides a conceptual model that allows educators to explicitly scaffold the development of their students' research skills. This paper aims to…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Obstetrics, Undergraduate Students, Research Skills
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Barnawi, Osman Z. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Though the concept of noticing has been extensively addressed in the SLA literature, few studies suggest promoting noticing through collaborative feedback tasks (CFTs) in an EFL college writing classroom. To fill this gap, this paper attempts to provide a framework for promoting noticing through CFTs using three sequenced and interrelated CFTs:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Cooperation, English (Second Language)
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Parkes, Kelly A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
The performing arts studio is a highly complex learning setting, and assessing student outcomes relative to reliable and valid standards has presented challenges to this teaching and learning method. Building from the general international higher education literature, this article illustrates details, processes, and solutions, drawing on…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests, Literature, Musical Instruments
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Reupert, Andrea; Maybery, Darryl; Patrick, Kent; Chittleborough, Philip – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Literature on the role of higher education distance instructors mostly focuses on their teaching role, involving tasks such as curriculum design, instruction, and facilitating student learning. What is missing is the role of the "person" of the instructor, defined as his or her personality, identity, integrity, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Curriculum Design, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Jones, Brett D. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
The purpose of this article is to present a model of academic motivation that can be used by instructors to design courses that will engage students in learning. The model, based on research and theory, consists of five components that an instructor should consider when designing instruction: (1) empowerment, (2) usefulness, (3) success, (4)…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Teachers, Educational Strategies
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Magno, Carlo; Sembrano, Josefina – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
The study investigated whether learner-centeredness is reflected in teacher performance assessment as applied in a higher education sample. A measure of teachers' performance anchored on Danielson's Components of Professional Practice was constructed in three parallel forms. A measure of learner-centeredness with four factors (developing positive…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests, Factor Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Gray, Kathleen; Chang, Rosemary; Radloff, Alex – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
This paper reports on evaluation of a scheme to improve University teaching through action research over a five-year period in the science, engineering, and technology division of a large Australian dual sector University. Between 2002 to 2006 this scheme directly committed approximately A$210,000 in grants and involved over 130 teaching and other…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Action Research, Evaluation, Scholarship